The ongoing threat of strike action at Royal Mail has encouraged many of its customers to switch to rival carriers, while growth in new contracts has slowed, the firm admitted in its half year results. As a result, the recently privatised carrier expects that parcel volumes for the nine months to December 2013 will remain broadly unchanged, depending on the strength of the Christmas peak. Its results for the six months ending 29 September 2013 show a 147% growth in […]
Strike action at Royal Mail has been put on hold after the postal operator won a court ruling against the Communication Workers Union (CWU). CWU members voted in in favour of strike action against the operator’s pension scheme in a ballot last month, and a 48-hour walkout was due to take place on 19 October. However Royal Mail said the strike action was unlawful, claiming it went against an Agenda for Growth both parties had signed in 2013. The agenda, […]
Adverse weather conditions hit volumes in Kuehne + Nagel’s road and rail logistics division, which saw an 85% drop in first quarter EBITDA.
Elddis Transport is focusing on efficiency with new trucks and trailers in a bid to mitigate the effect of the rising price of fuel.